Rocksmith – the fastest way to learn guitar and bass is on its way to iOS!

Here’s something you already know: Rocksmith is the fastest way to learn guitar or bass. If you’re one of the 4 million people who have used the software themselves, you may even be able to attest to its speed and effectiveness personally. However, what Rocksmith has never been is the most portable way to learn guitar or bass. We’ve heard players ask if and when Ubisoft will put out a version of Rocksmith for mobile devices, and we can finally give them an answer: The “if” is yes, and the “when” is… complicated.

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Rocksmith for iOS is now available as an iPad app on the App Store in Canada as part of what we call a soft launch. The app is free to download and features several tools that console and PC players already know and love, including interactive video lessons, dynamic difficulty that automatically tailors the difficulty to your skill level, and the celebrated Riff Repeater. Riff Repeater lets you dive into any song, adjust its speed, repeat specific phrases and sections, and tailor your practice sessions to your exact personal goals. It’s a powerful tool made even easier with the advent of touch controls. There are no time limits or subscription fees with the app, so you can practice to your heart’s content.

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The free app comes with four songs — three of which are completely new to the Rocksmith library – and you’ll find more than 20 additional hit songs available for purchase at launch. Of course, that’s just the beginning; just like its PC and console siblings, the iOS edition of Rocksmith will release new songs on a weekly basis for in-app purchase.

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Rocksmith for iOS will eventually be available worldwide on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. When the app is ready for a global rollout, we’ll let you know! For more detailed information, check out the FAQ over on the Rocksmith forums. We’ll be there!

Otherwise, stay tuned to UbiBlog for updates!

Rocksmith

Rocksmith

Release date — September 28, 2012
Developer — Ubisoft San Francisco
Introducing the next stage in the evolution of the guitar game: Rocksmith, the first and only game where your controller is any real guitar. Nothing plastic. Nothing fake. Just the most authentic guitar experience in music gaming. By plugging into your console, you’ll develop real skills and real styles while playing absolutely real music. Featuring gameplay that automatically adjusts to your personal ability and innovative game design that makes playing music visually intuitive, Rocksmith will engage experienced musicians as well as those who have never picked up a guitar in their life. Nothing compares to playing a real guitar. Except playing Rocksmith.

ESRB Rating: TEEN with Lyrics, Mild Cartoon Violence
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